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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 11 : Corporations, Partnerships and Associations

Chapter 015 : Registration of Business Entities

(Cite as: 11 V.S.A. § 1637)
  • § 1637. Authority to terminate and amend registration

    (a) The Secretary of State shall have the authority to:

    (1) terminate the registration of a person who, pursuant to a final court order or an assurance of discontinuance, is not authorized to conduct business in this State; and

    (2) amend his or her records to reflect the termination of a registration pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection.

    (b)(1) If the Secretary of State terminates the registration of a person pursuant to this section, the person appoints the Secretary as his or her agent for service of process in any proceeding based on a cause of action that arose during the time the person was authorized to transact, or was transacting without authorization, business in this State.

    (2) Upon receipt of process, the Secretary of State shall deliver by registered mail a copy of the process to the secretary of the terminated person at its principal office shown in its most recent annual report or in any subsequent communication received from the person stating the current mailing address of its principal office, or, if none is on file, in its application for registration.

    (c)(1) If a court or other person with sufficient legal authority reinstates the ability of a terminated person to conduct business in this State, the terminated person may file with the Secretary of State evidence of the reinstated authority and pay to the Secretary a fee of $25.00 for each year the person is delinquent.

    (2) Upon receipt of a filing and payment pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection, the Secretary shall cancel the termination and prepare a certificate of reinstatement, file the original of the certificate, and serve a copy on the person. (Added 2015, No. 128 (Adj. Sess.), § C.2.)